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Describe the features of lead poisoning in a baby.?

Describe the features of lead poisoning in a baby.?

Lead poisoning: Lead poisoning is much more common in toddlers who can move around at get a peeling paint surfaces. But babies can be exposed. The most likely symptoms would be severe lethargy, loss of alertness or interest in eating. Vomiting can occur. ...Read more

Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

usually done at 1 year routinely.gives us the level of lead the child is exposed to ..if greater than5 microgram/deciliter can cause silent ireversable brain damage if left untreatec lead is is a heavy metal can damage other body tissues lead is quite commonly seen i many everyday things surrounding ...Read more


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Could having lead poisoning as an infant cause recurring anemia?

Could having lead poisoning as an infant cause recurring anemia?

Unlikely to happen: Lead is a competitive binder for some of the factors in blood production and when it is circulating in a patient with lead exposure it can/will cause anemia.Treatment can remove some lead but other metabolically inactive lead may be locked away in bones.It is not a factor in future blood production. ...Read more

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If we live in an older home, should I be concerned about my baby getting lead poisoning?

If we live in an older home, should I be concerned about my baby getting lead poisoning?

Yes: All infants should be checked for lead at ~1 and 2 yrs of age. In older homes, be careful about peeling paint, a common source of lead poisoning. ...Read more

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What are the tests for baby lead poisoning?

What are the tests for baby lead poisoning?

Blood test: A simple blood test that can be done by a finger stick. ...Read more

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What could give a baby lead poisoning in this day and age?

What could give a baby lead poisoning in this day and age?

House '78 or earlier: Houses built before 1978 may have lead based paint. Other lead sources: candies and some traditional home remedies from mexico and india; hot tap water for cooking; certain containers or cookware; imported toys or products . See lead recalls at http://www.Cdc.Gov/nceh/lead/recalls/default.Htm. ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat baby lead poisoning?

Is there more than one good way to treat baby lead poisoning?

Several approaches: First, remove lead from the environment. Second, treatment with iron. Third - oral or intravenous chelation. ...Read more

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Could my daughter just now be showing a delay and emotional delays due to her lead poisoning as a baby?

Possible but it is: Likely that it is part of the growing process. How old is your daughter? Was she treated for lead exposure? Did she have manifestations of lead intoxication as a child? Lead poisoning during development can leave lasting impact, but it not feasible to give a definitive opinion from the given information. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...Read more

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My baby put the end of a carpenter pencil in her mouth will she get lead poisoning?

My baby put the end of a carpenter pencil in her mouth will she get lead poisoning?

Yes: Pencil lead is actually a non toxic material called graphite. Unpainted pencils only a problem if baby bites off chunks and chokes on them. I don't believe that the paint on pencils is a problem if they are made in the us. I have reservations for any painted material coming out of china as they may have toxic material in the paint. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more